Illuminata Glass – Booth #54

Studio Illuminata is dedicated to the development of renewable and bio-sustainable fuel sources to produce glass and devotes a portion of its profits towards this new energy initiative, thereby helping to protect the environment and the future existence of glass arts.

Glass artist Julie Conway is the owner and designer of Illuminata, a glass design studio creating functional and sculptural glass art works. Since 1997, Julie’s passion for glass led her to explore the boundless forms of her medium utilizing her skills in the creation of hot, blown glass, lampworked glass forms, and cast glass sculpture. Combining her traditional knowledge from her studies with European masters, and her contemporary artistic vision with the design of function, her work is dynamic and revolutionary.

Julie continually expands her studies and works internationally with glass masters from Murano, in Venice, Italy, the Czech Republic, France and the US, allowing her the opportunity to have been a teacher assistant in international glass schools in Venice and Istanbul. Her trips abroad teach her much about the deep-rooted history of the medium of glass and allow her to bridge this tradition with contemporary design.

With the combination of many styles of glass making, Julie custom designs glass chandeliers, light fixtures, architectural accents, and unique sculpture. She collaborates on an ongoing basis with architects and designers to create extraordinary lighted glassworks and installations.

Works from Studio Illuminata are featured in design showrooms, art galleries, award-winning homes, hotels, museums, and private collections. Julie’s unique style has attracted several awards for design, lighting, and artistic accomplishment. More images and information at www.illuminataglass.com.

Her works are currently carried in galleries and showrooms in New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Seattle, and Atlanta. Julie exhibits works, creates installations and custom commissions, and lectures worldwide. She is also a vital member of her local artist community, currently based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Studio Illuminata is dedicated to the development of renewable and bio-sustainable fuel sources to produce glass and devotes a portion of its profits towards this new energy initiative, thereby helping to protect the environment and the future existence of glass arts. Julie now utilizes low-energy LED components in many of her lighting installations.

Julie has launched BioGlass™, a small non profit, addressing the needs for education and development of eco-efficient glass studios. Please visit www.bioglass.org for more information and to join the discussion.